Anyone got any word yet on whether the show Continuum on Canada’s Showcase got renewed? Just got word that Talks Are Underway
And if you don’t know what I’m talking about, you need to find it. It’s… it’s seriously the smartest time travel show i’ve seen since Terminator The Sarah Connor Chronicles and Season 4 of Futurama.
And since this isn’t FOX or NBC we’re talking about, I have hope that it’ll A) Get Renewed, and B) Not get screwed up.
In related news (watch Continuum; you’ll understand), ever have those days where you can just See the shape of cultural discourse, and know that it’s not going to look good, in about 5 years?
There’s a bit of talk going around, right now, that if you don’t have a Facebook account, employers and others in authority may view you as a potential sociopath, a proposition which completely edits out the very real problems an individual may have with services such as facebook. Except “edits out” is too ACTIVE a phrase. What these people are doing is Forgetting, Ignoring, Being Glazed/Bowled Over. This is indicative of the trend that the context of FB as “Socially Normal”— not just “acceptable” but NORMAL— has overtaken the context of “I Don’t Necessarily Want These Corporations To Have Access To Me And My Data.”
Giving a corporation unfettered access to and control Over your data is becoming the architecture of our social interactions and that, in and of itself, is worrying. When the pariah is the one who simply wants to control the provenance and distribution of their data and information— not abstain from the theater, completely, just control HOW it is viewed— then we find ourselves in something of an anti-freedom-of-choice Default Condition. People who don’t have a FaceBook (or Twitter, or Reddit, or Google, or or or) aren’t necessarily pathologically antisocial.
They may just hate that company’s operating principles and ethos.